19th February 2019
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has joined members of the Gloucester District Tennis Association to announce funding of $15,840 towards an upgrade of the club’s eight clay courts.
Dr Gillespie said the association had been successful in securing Federal funding under the second round of the $30 million Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
“This funding will be used to install permanent line markings for the eight clay courts at Gloucester Tennis Club in Gloucester District Park,” Dr Gillespie said.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the association and its members of their successful application for Federal funding and I’m delighted to see the local courts will receive some much needed attention for the benefit of all the players who use both the clay courts and the grass courts.”
“Our government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as this one here in Gloucester,” Dr Gillespie said.
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.
“Congratulations and well done to the committee at Gloucester and District Tennis Club on this project. I know many players will welcome this important upgrade.”